Production Engineer Job

Req Id 30128 - Posted 09/13/2018 - Production / Operations - Hahnville / St. Charles. Louisiana. US

Situation in organization


This position reports directly to the Operations Manager

Job dimensions

The Production Engineer role acts as the technical resource for Operations personnel, applying technical skills to optimize plant operations, resolve plant problems and enables production of low cost, quality products.  This position will at times serve as a back-up for the Production Superintendent.

Key Activities and responsibilities
  • Understands all applicable process technology, equipment, unit operations, and control technology. Works with Technical Advising, Process Research, and plant personnel to optimize operations and meet Business and Plant goals for HES, production, cost, and quality.
  • Participate in advanced troubleshooting, conduct appropriate root-cause analysis, and ensure corrective actions are implemented to address unplanned events as defined in department trigger criteria.
  • Supports daily activities and production requirements, helping ensure goals and commitments are met safely and within budget
  • Monitor, report and provide input to daily production, shipping activities, product quality and direct adjustments to production and shipping plans as appropriate. Ensure continuous evaluation and implementation of improvements.
  • Assist with plant recipe system and coordinate new product development activities assigned to the plant.
  • Have a working knowledge of the process safety management standard, assist in resolving issues identified in internal and external audits, perform gap analysis against current performance, and lead action plan implementation.
  • Lead or participate in Process Hazard Analyses, Management of Change, Pre Startup Safety Reviews, and Incident Investigations.
  • Communicate technical information and issues to plant personnel and technology centers
  • Initiate changes to Plant Operating procedures and work with Production Technicians to ensure changes are valid and up-to-date
  • Understands and applies skills and knowledge in Statistical Process Control (SPC) technology to maximize plant asset utilization and produce low cost, quality products
  • Participate in project commissioning and startup activities.
  • Deliver value to the businesses through effective use of Lean Six Sigma methodologies, asset utilization, and project management work processes 

Context and environment


  • High profile / key position within the plant which works closely with every department.
  • Has direct daily involvement with most of the activities in the facility.
  • Maintain High level of communication with operations, process research, process automation, and management teams.

Commitment to HSEQ

  • Comply with the HSEQ Policy.
  • Comply with Regulations, Legal and Internal Requirements as made known by the site and by the business unit (BU).
  • Comply with the rules of the specific location to which one is assigned as well as the rules set by the business unit (BU) and Arkema Inc.
  • Comply with all standard procedures and work instructions, aka SP, SOP, PWI, TM, to ensure productivity, quality assurance and cost effectiveness.
  • Review their work areas for potential losses and Report hazards to the direct supervisor.
  • Report Near Misses to the direct supervisor.
  • Report Incidents or Accidents to the direct supervisor.
  • Participates in HES activities provided by site management and Arkema Inc(e.g., Behavioral Base Safety, SafeStart, etc.)
  • Supports and promotes the reporting of all health, safety, environmental, near-miss, accident or injury incidents

Required Education/Qualifications /Work experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering required.
  • 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment required (chemical batch processing experience preferred).
  • Hands on knowledge & experience with ISO, Integrated Management Systems, SPC & SQC.
  • DCS and batch manager experience preferred
  • Familiarity using IP-21 or similar data historian preferred
  • Process Safety Experience preferred (PHA, LOPA, Safety Instrumented Systems)
  • Root Cause Investigation Experience preferred (TapRoot)
  • Experience with HES Performance & Compliance, PSM, RMP
  • Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required

Demonstrated Competencies

  • Demonstrated leadership skills; as well as demonstrated ability to develop goals and actions to improve performance
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to implement process improvement from concept through project completion (project management skills).

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in close to 50 countries, some 19,000 employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of some $8.1 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Full time
Hahnville / St. Charles, LA 70057, US